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Title: APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND MANIPULATING PLASMAS

Abstract

An electrical pinch discharge apparatus is described for producing and manipulating high-temperature plasmas. The apparatus may be of either the linear or toroidal pinch discharge type. Arrangements are provided whereby stabilizing fields may be trapped in the plasma external to the main pinch discharge path and the boundary condition of the stabilizing field programed so as to stabilize the discharge or to promote instabilities in the discharge as desired. The produced plasmas may be employed for various purposes, and fusion neutrons have been produced with the apparatus.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4136222
Patent Number(s):
2946914
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-026385
NSA Number:
NSA-14-026385
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMONUCLEAR REACTORS; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MATHEMATICS; NEUTRONS; PINCH; PLANNING; PLASMA; REACTORS; STABILITY; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TORUS

Citation Formats

Colgate, S.A., Ferguson, J.P., Furth, H.P., and Wright, R.E. APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND MANIPULATING PLASMAS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Colgate, S.A., Ferguson, J.P., Furth, H.P., & Wright, R.E. APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND MANIPULATING PLASMAS. United States.
Colgate, S.A., Ferguson, J.P., Furth, H.P., and Wright, R.E. Tue . "APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND MANIPULATING PLASMAS". United States.
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title = {APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND MANIPULATING PLASMAS},
author = {Colgate, S.A. and Ferguson, J.P. and Furth, H.P. and Wright, R.E.},
abstractNote = {An electrical pinch discharge apparatus is described for producing and manipulating high-temperature plasmas. The apparatus may be of either the linear or toroidal pinch discharge type. Arrangements are provided whereby stabilizing fields may be trapped in the plasma external to the main pinch discharge path and the boundary condition of the stabilizing field programed so as to stabilize the discharge or to promote instabilities in the discharge as desired. The produced plasmas may be employed for various purposes, and fusion neutrons have been produced with the apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {7}
}